Common Name Turkish rocket
Light sun to part
Moisture dry to mesic
Edible greens broccolis
Leaves and young stems can be eaten raw or cooked. The young leaves have a mild cabbage flavor that goes very well in a mixed salad, though some people find them indigestible. The leaves are a bit hairy, which means the cooked leaves make an excellent vegetable. The leaves are available early in the year, usually towards the end of winter, and the plant will continue to produce leaves until late autumn, with a bit of a gap when the plant is in flower.
Flower buds and flowering stems can be eaten raw or cooked. A pleasant mild flavor with a delicate sweetness and cabbage-like flavor, they make an excellent broccoli substitute though they are rather smaller.
A very easily grown plant, it succeeds in any soil in a sunny position and also grow exceedingly well in the dappled shade, eg, a woodland garden. Plants are quite tolerant of neglect, growing well amongst long grass. The young spring growth can be quite badly damaged by slugs, though more mature plants grow away so quickly that this is not usually a problem.